The Philadelphia Phillies, who have one of the games top trade chips in Cole Hamels, are getting calls from teams asking about one of their other starting pitchers.
Harang, 37, signed with the Phillies this past offseason on a one-year, $5 million deal. He has far exceeded the contract, as he’s put up a 3-3 record with a 2.38 ERA and 31/9 strikeout-to-walk ratio.
“[Harang] gives you a steady, dependable performance,” said an NL scout to Cafardo. “You don’t give up a lot for him, but if you can get him for a second-level prospect, you do it.”
It’s unclear who has inquired about Harang, but he would be a solid addition as a No. 4 or 5 starter for any team looking for rotation help.
Give Ruben Amaro Jr. credit for this signing. He gets plenty of heat from Phillies fans and deservedly so, but he may end up turning a 37-year-old pitcher into a mid-tier prospect. Not bad.
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